China petrochems begin G20 summit-related shutdowns/output cuts

24 August 2016 05:25 Source:ICIS News
Photographer Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock Tribute to the G20 Summit, Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province, China - 11 Jul 2016

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Petrochemical plants in eastern China have started either shutting down operations or cutting run rates ahead of the G20 summit in Hangzhou in early September, industry sources said on Wednesday.

This was in compliance with directives issued by the local governments of Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces, as well as the municipal governments of Ningbo and Shanghai to ensure better air quality for the duration of the G20 meeting.

G20 leaders will convene on 4-5 September in Hangzhou City, the capital of Zhejiang province, to discuss a host of issues facing the global economy. This is the first time that China is hosting the event.

Among the plants that were completely shut were Shanghai Petrochemical’s 100,000 tonne/year methyl tertiary butyl ether unit; 230,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit; 200,000 tonne/year polypropylene unit; along with its 6m tonne/year crude distillation unit (CDU).

The plants have been off line since 12 August and will remain down up to 20 September. (Please see table below)

Other major CDUs affected includes Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co’s (ZRCC) 23m tonnes/year unit in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, as well as Jinling Petrochemical’s 2m tonnes/year unit at Nanjing in Jiangsu province.

ZRCC’s CDU unit will operate its Ningbo CDU at 84% of capacity from the second half of this month to the first half of September, while Jinling will completely shut its CDU and paraxylene (PX) units in Nianjing for a month from late August.

Meanwhile, cracker operations in Shanghai, Nanjing and Yangzi have not been affected.

Shanghai Petrochemical’s 700,000 tonne/year cracker, Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical‘s 1.2m tonne/year unit and ZRCC's 1m tonne/year unit are operating at around 95-100% capacity, according to industry sources. 

Company

Location

Plant

Shutdowns/run rates reduction plan

Shanghai Petrochemical

Shanghai

6m tonne/year crude distillation unit (CDU)

Offline 12 Aug-20 Sept

100, 000tonne/year MTBE unit

230,000 tonne/year MEG unit

200,000 tonne/year PP unit

100000 tonne/year sulphur unit

300,000 tonne/year PET chips

operation cut by 50% from 15 Aug-15 Sept

Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co (ZRCC

Ningbo, Zhejiang

23m tonne/year CDU unit

operating rate cut to 84% from H2 Aug-H1 Sept

500,000 tonne/year PP unit

operation cut by 40% from late Aug-early Sept

450,000 tonne/year LLDPE unit

520,000 tonne/year benzene, 410,000 tonne/year toluene,780,000 tonne/year xylene, 660,000 tonne/year PX

operation cut by 50% from late Aug-early Sept

Jinling Petrochemical

Nanjing, Jiangsu

2m tonne/year CDU unit

shut down in late Aug for one month

600,000 tonne/year PX unit

Formosa Ningbo

Ningbo, Zhejiang

450,000 tonne/year PP unit

shut down from 16/17 Aug for 30-45 days

320,000 tonne/year acylic acid unit

operating rate at 50% from 24 Aug-6 Sept

Shanoxing Sanyuan

Shaoxing, Zhejiang

500,000 tonne/year PP unit

shut down in late Aug for one week

Ningbo Fund Energy

Ningbo, Zhejiang

200,000 tonne/year ethylene

operating rate cut to 80% from late Aug to early Sept

400,000 tonne/year propylene

400,000 tonne/year PP

operating rate cut by 20-30% from late Aug to early Sept

Shanghai Secco

Shanghai

260,000 tonne/year AN unit

offline from 14 August for a month

670,000 tonne/year SM unit

offline from 11 Aug-20 Sept

300,000 tonne/year PS unit

offline 15 Aug-20 Sept

TSRC-UBE (Nantong) Chemical Industrial Co

Nantong, Jiangsu

72,000 tonne/year BR unit

offline from 19 Aug-5 Sept

Zhejiang Transfar

Jiaxing, Zhejiang

100,000 tonne/yeara BR unit

offline from 20 Aug-early Sept

Hangzhou Zhechen Rubber

Hangzhou,Zhejiang

100,000 tonne/yeara SBR unit

offline from 13 Aug-10 Sept

Shen Hua Chemical

Nantong, Jiangsu

100,000 tonne/year SBR unit

offline from 15 Aug-5 Sept

LANXESS-TSRC (Nantong) Chemical Industrial

Nantong, Jiangsu

30,000 tonne/year NBR unit

offline from 16 Aug-6 Sept

Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui Chemicals (SSMC)

Shanghai

75,000 tonne/year EPDM unit

offline from 7 Aug-end Aug

400,000 tonne/yeara phenol/acetone unit

offline from 29 July-15 Sept

120,000 tonne/year BPA unit

offline from 12 Aug-12 Sept

Gaoqiao Petrochemical

Shanghai

200,000 tonne/year ABS unit

operation cut from 5 Aug-5 Oct

Zhejiang Hangdianhua

Hangzhou,Zhejiang

200,000 tonne/year chlor-alkali unit

offline from 24 Aug-7 Sept

Zhejiang Runtu Chemical

Shaoxing, Zhejiang

160,000 tonne/year chlor-alkali unit

offline from 24 Aug-7 Sept

Zhejiang Jiahua Energy Chemical Industry Co

Jiaxing, Zhejiang

320,000 tonne/year chlor-alkali unit

offline from 23 Aug-7 Sept

Zhejiang Juhua

Quzhou,Zhejiang

460,000 tonne/year chlor-alkali unit

operating rate cut to 50% from 24 Aug-7 Sept

Ningbo Zhenyang

Ningbo, Zhejiang

250,000 tonne/year chlor-alkali unit

operating rate cut from end Aug-early Sept

Shanghai Chlor-Alkali

Shanghai

720,000 tonne/year chlor-alkali unit

operating rate cut to 70% from 24 Aug-7 Sept

Anhui Annada Titanium Industry Co., Ltd

Tongling, Anhui

75,000 tonne/year TiO2 unit

operation cut from 19 Aug-10 Sept

Ningbo Xinfu Titanium Dioxide Co., Ltd

Ningbo, Zhejiang

70,000 tonne/year TiO2 unit

operation cut from mid-Aug to early Sept

Zhejiang Qing'an Chemical Industry Co.,Ltd.

Jiaxing, Zhejiang

150,000 tonne/year DOP unit

offline from 27 July-6 Sept

50,000 tonne/year PA unit

offline from 27 July-6 Sept

Zhejiang Greatbolder

Jiaxing, Zhejiang

100,000 tonne/year DOP unit

offline from 23 Aug-6 Sept

15,000 tonne/year DINP unit

30,000 tonne/year DOTP unit

5,0000 tonne/year PA unit

offline from 24 Aug-6 Sept

Aekyung(Ningbo)Chemical Co

Ningbo, Zhejiang

100,000 tonne/year DOP unit

offline from 24 Aug-6 Sept

10,000 tonne/year DINP unit

50,000 tonne/year DOTP unit

Nan Ya Ningbo

Ningbo, Zhejiang

100,000 tonne/year DOTP unit

offline from 19 Aug-6 Sept

Hangzhou Yutian

Hangzhou,Zhejiang

80,000 tonne/year DOP unit

offline from 8 Aug-6 Sept

Zhejiang Jiaao

Jiaxing, Zhejiang

20,000 tonne/year DOTP unit

offline timing not fixed

Jiande Organic

Jiande, Zhejiang

20,000 tonne/year DOTP unit

offline from 23 Aug-7 Sept

Suzhou Anli

Suzhou, Jiangsu

30,000 tonne/year DOTP unit

offline from 23 Aug-6 Sept

Zhenhai Taida

Ningbo, Zhejiang

60000 tonne/year PA unit

operating rate cut to 85% from 24 Aug-6 Sept

Zhejiang Satellite

Jiaxing, Zhejiang

480,000 tonne/year acylic acid unit

operating rate cut to 50% from 24 Aug-6 Sept

Ningbo Zhongjin

Ningbo, Zhejiang

480,000 tonne/year benzene unit

operating rate at 80%

1.6m tonne/year xylene unit

1.6m tonne/year PX unit

operating rate at 80%

Formosa Ningbo

Ningbo, Zhejiang

480,000 tonne/year phenol/acetone unit

offline in early Sept for 40 days

Kingboard Yangzhou

Yangzhou, Jiangsu

320,000 tonne/year phenol/acetone unit

offline in early Sept

Lucite Shanghai

Shanghai

175,000 tonne/year MMA unit

offline from 5-20 Aug

Nan Ya Plastics Ningbo

Ningbo, Zhejiang

150,000 tonne/year BPA unit

offline from 13 Aug-13 Sept

Xinhua Chemical

Yancheng, Jiangsu

50,000 tonne/year IPA unit

offline on 20 Aug; restart date unfixed

Jiande, Zhejiang

100,000 tonne/year IPA unit

offline on 11 Aug; restart date unfixed

Jiangsu Yangnong Kumho

Yangzhou, Jiangsu

140,000 tonne/year epoxy resins unit

offline from 1-14 Sept

Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical

Yangzhou, Jiangsu

90,000 tonne/year ECH unit

offline from 1-14 Sept

Ningbo Huanyang Chemical

Ningbo, Zhejiang

60,000 tonne/year ECH unit

offline from 26 Aug-10 Sept

Ningbo Wanhua Chemical

Ningbo, Zhejiang

1.2m tonne/year MDI unit

operating rate cut to 30% from 70% from 26 Aug-6 Sept

Nippon Polyurethane Ruian Co.,Ltd

Ruian, Zhejiang

80,000 tonne/year MDI unit

offline from 18 Aug-11 Sept

Oriental Petrochemical (Shanghai)

Shanghai

700,000 tonne/year PTA unit

offline from 28 Aug-7 Sept

Jiaxing Petrochemical

Jiaxing, Zhejiang

1.5m tonne/year PTA unit

offline from 20 Aug-10 Sept

Ningbo Mitsubishi Chemical

Ningbo, Zhejiang

700,000 tonne/year PTA unit

offline from 11 July -6 Sept

FCFC Ningbo

Ningbo, Zhejiang

1.2m tonne/year PTA unit

offline from 7-14 Sept

Kings Group

Hangzhou,Zhejiang

400,000 tonne/year polyester yarn plant

offline from 20 Aug-7 Sept

Zhejiang Lianda Chemical Fibre

Hangzhou,Zhejiang

180,000 tonne/year polyester yarn plant

offline from 23 Aug-7 Sept

Zhejiang Hengyi Group

Hangzhou,Zhejiang

1.6m tonne/year polyester yarn and PET chips facility

offline from 24 Aug-7 Sept

Zhejiang Shuangtu New Materials Co

Hangzhou,Zhejiang

1m tonne/year polyester yarn unit

offline from 22 Aug-7 Sept

Huaxin Holding Group

Hangzhou,Zhejiang

360,000 tonne/year polyester yarn unit

offline from 20 Aug-7 Sept

Zhejiang Dongnan 

Hangzhou,Zhejiang

400,000 tonne/year polyester yarn unit

offline from 23 Aug-7 Sept

Zhejiang Daoyuan Chemical Fibre

Hangzhou,Zhejiang

180,000 tonne/year polyester yarn unit

offline from 20 Aug-10 Sept

Rongsheng Petrochemical

Hangzhou,Zhejiang

1m tonne/year polyester yarn unit

offline from 23 Aug-7 Sept

Rongsheng Petrochemical

Hangzhou,Zhejiang

400,000 tonne/year polyester film unit

offline from 23 Aug-7 Sept

Zhejiang Tiansheng Holding Group Co

Shaoxing, Zhejiang

400,000 tonne/year polyester yarn unit

offline from 23 Aug-6 Sept

Zhejiang Jiabao New Fibre Group

Shaoxing, Zhejiang

400,000 tonne/year polyester yarn unit

offline from 24 Aug-7 Sept

Zhejiang Guxiandao

Shaoxing, Zhejiang

1.1m tonne/year polyester yarn unit

offline from 23 Aug-7 Sept

Zhejiang Jinxin Polyester

Shaoxing, Zhejiang

180,000 tonne/year polyester yarn unit

offline from 23 Aug-6 Sept

Shaoxing Ziwei Chemical Fibre

Shaoxing, Zhejiang

100,000 tonne/year polyester yarn unit

offline from 23 Aug-6 Sept

Zhejiang South Petrochemical

Shaoxing, Zhejiang

100,000 tonne/year polyester yarn unit

offline from 23 Aug-14 Sept

Zhejiang Far East Chemical Fibre

Shaoxing, Zhejiang

800,000 tonne/year polyester yarn/staple fibre facility

offline from 20 Aug-5 Sept

Tongkun Group

Jiaxing, Zhejiang

3m tonne/year polyester yarn unit

operation cut by 50% from 22 Aug-7 Sept

Xinfengming Group

Jiaxing, Zhejiang

2.4m tonne/year polyester yarn unit

operation cut by 50% from 24 Aug-7 Sept

Zhejiang Wankai New Materials

Jiaxing, Zhejiang

650,000 tonne/year polyester bottle chips

operation cut by 30% from 20 Aug-24 Sept

Zhejiang Kangxin Chemical Fibre

Ningbo, Zhejiang

400,000 tonne/year polyester yarn/staple fibre facility

operation cut by 20-30% from 24 Aug-7 Sept

Zhejiang Huaxin Chemical Fiber Limited Company

Ningbo, Zhejiang

250,000 tonne/year polyester yarn unit

operation cut by 20-30% from 24 Aug-7 Sept

Ningbo Zhuocheng Chemical Fiber Limited Company  

Ningbo, Zhejiang

180,000 tonne/year polyester yarn unit

operation cut from 24 Aug-7 Sept

Far Eastern Industries(Shanghai)

Shanghai

740,000 tonne/year polyester bottle chips/staple fibre facility

offline from 28 Aug-10 Sept

Ningbo Xinfu Titanium Dioxide Co

Ningbo, Zhejiang

600,000 tonne/year sulphuric acid  unit

operation cut from mid-Aug to H1 Sept

Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Holding

Tongling, Anhui

4.2m tonne/year sulphuric acid  unit

operation cut by 50% from 20 Aug-10 Sept

Zhangjiagang Shuangshi

Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu

2.3m tonne/year sulphuric acid  unit

operation cut from mid-Aug to H1 Sept

Jiangsu Suhua Group

Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu

400,000 tonne/year sulphuric acid  unit

offline from 20 Aug-H1 Sept

Zhejiang Jiahua Energy Chemical Industry Co

Zhapu, Zhejiang

300,000 tonne/year sulphuric acid  unit

operation cut by 50% from 24 Aug-H1 Sept

Zhejiang Zhongsheng Chemical

Hangzhou,Zhejiang

300,000 tonne/year sulphuric acid  unit

offline from mid-July to H1 Sept

Zhejiang Juhua

Quzhou,Zhejiang

360,000 tonne/year sulphuric acid  unit

operation cut by over 50% from mid-July to H1 Sept

Jiangsu Huachang (Group Limited Company  

Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu

400,000 tonne/year urea  unit

offline from mid-aug to H1 Sept

Additional reporting by Fanny Zhang, Judith Wang and Yeow Pei Lin

Photo: Tribute to the G20 Summit, Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province, (Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock

By Nurluqman Suratman